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Buhler acquires pellet die maker Tijdhof

May 10, 2011, Uzwil, Switzerland – The Buhler Technology Group has acquired the company Tijdhof Persmatrijzen, a manufacturer of dies and rollers for pellet mills.


May 10, 2011
By Buhler Group

May 10, 2011, Uzwil, Switzerland – The Buhler Technology Group has acquired the
company Tijdhof Persmatrijzen, with headquarters in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands,
effective at the end of April 2011. This manufacturer of dies and rollers for
feed pellet mills will be integrated in the Feed & Biomass business unit.
The acquisition allows Buhler to strengthen its customer service and to enlarge
its customer base.

Tijdhof Persmatrijzen, which began 30 years ago, specializes in the manufacture of
high-grade pelleting dies and rollers, which it supplies to the animal feed and
biomass industries worldwide. The family-owned company boasts cutting-edge
production equipment and operates its own vacuum hardening shop. The quality of
the die is critical to its service life, so customers attach the utmost importance
to its manufacturing quality and precision. The management and roughly 20
employees will be retained in the company, which will continue under the Buhler
Tijdhof product brand.

The acquisition allows Buhler to supply its customers with all the wear and spare
parts of a pellet mill from its own in-house source, including consulting
services. This moves Buhler a step closer to its customers and unlocks
additional new markets. Prior to the acquisition, pelleting dies were purchased
from outside sources.

www.buhlergroup.com


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